Texas man sentenced to 40 years in Stand Your Ground case.

A man who claimed Texas' version of a "Stand Your…

A man who claimed Texas’ version of a “Stand Your Ground” law allowed him to fatally shoot a neighbor after an argument about a noisy party was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years for murder.

Prosecutors called Rodriguez the aggressor who took a gun to complain about loud music and could have safely left his neighbor’s driveway in Huffman, an unincorporated area about 30 miles northeast of Houston, any time before the shooting. Defense attorneys argued Rodriguez was defending himself when one of the men lunged at him and he had less than a second to respond.

Source: Juan A. Lozano for the Associated Press via MSNBC.

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  • Jman

    GOOD! The laws are there to defend our rights and restrict them all the same. It does suck but it is up to us as individuals to respect the laws of owning a firearm. When defending your right to live we should never ARGUE or PROVOKE someone in attacking us. We need to defend ourselves when there is no other choice! Then react to fend off our attackers. I am all for our rights but we need to use them wisely!!! just saying…anyone listening???